March 22, 2017
By Kim McDonald
Physics professor Adam Burgasser has been awarded a 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholarship to conduct astrophysical research in the United Kingdom.
The Fulbright program, initiated by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 and managed by the U.S. Department of State, is designed to increase mutual understanding and support of friendly and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries by awarding exchange grants to American and foreign researchers in over 155 countries.
More than 370,000 Fulbright awards have been awarded since the program’s inception and many of the recipients have gone on to win Nobel Prizes and become leaders and innovators in science. A member of UC San Diego’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Burgasser will be in residence at the University of Exeter investigating cloud formation in the atmospheres of the coolest stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets.